Turkmenistan speeds up drilling at large gas field

Business Materials 5 July 2016 20:22 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 5

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Drilling operations are continuing at a fast pace at Turkmenistan’s giant Galkynysh gas field, reads a message of the Turkmengaz State Concern.

Reserves of the field exceed 26.2 trillion cubic meters of gas.

“Taking into consideration the importance of quality construction of wells in difficult mining and geological conditions of the Galkynysh field, the most modern equipment and advanced technologies from leading companies such as Schlumberger, Halliburton and Weatherford International are being used for drilling,” said the message.

Turkmengaz has recently purchased five state-of-the-art high performance drilling rigs capable of reaching the depth to 7,000 meters.

The message also said that the drilling of seven wells has been completed and the wells are ready to be tested.

Drilling of 13 more wells is underway, according to the message. It is planned to complete the construction of 10 more wells and commission them until late 2016.

“Implementation of this ambitious project is so relevant also because the Galkynysh field will become the main source of crude for Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline,” said the message.